Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trails

Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trails.

This is a network of purpose-built singletrack trails and forest roads that are designed for use by mountain bikes on waymarked circular routes. The routes are graded blue (moderate) and red (difficult/severe). This is the first phase of an extensive trail system being built in the Slieve Blooms. When complete, there will be more than 80kms of trails ranging from blue to black grade trails, complete with full trailhead facilities at Baunreagh and visitor services in Kinnitty village. The trails will cover a vast swathe of Coillte’s forests from Offaly to Laois and back.

This first phase in Kinnitty takes the riders through beautiful forest and open land with fantastic views over Kinnitty castle,the village and beyond. Forest road climbs lead you into tight twisty singletrack with loads of fast descents, ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits, guaranteed to leave you smiling! The trails are waymarked in one direction, please follow the arrows. For a more detailed view of the trail you can check out the MAP HERE.


Visitors can park in Kinnitty village and are free to ride thier own mountain bikes or can hire top quality bikes from providers such as Mid Ireland Adventure.

There are more MTB trails open on the Laois side of Slieve Blooms, centred at Baunreagh. Click here for details Laois trails and view the trail MAP HERE. 

The trails are developed in partnership with Offaly and Laois County Councils and are funded by the Dept of Rural and Community Development.

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